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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East (Late Show) on 1970-05-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East (Late Show) on 1970-05-15

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This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3"

(late show, acoustic Dead set): The Ballad Of Casey Jones, Silver Threads, Black Peter, Friend Of The Devil, Uncle John's Band, Candyman, She's Mine, Katie Mae, I Hear A Voice Callin' (late show, NRPS set) (late show, electric Dead set): China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Cumberland Blues, Hard To Handle, Beat It On Down The Line, Morning Dew-> Drums-> Morning Dew, Good Lovin', Dire Wolf, Next Time You See Me, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Cold Jordan

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East (Late Show)
Location New York, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage 10 inch 1/2 track Master Reels @ 7.5 ips > Revox A700 > Alesis Masterlink ML 9600 > CD
Transferred by Chuck Reynolds and Seth Kaplan.


- This analog to digital transfer was done to create a digital copy of the master reels as true as possible to the original recording. Apart from restoring the right channel on an 11 minute segment of Drums> The Other One and the patch to fill in the music from the missing last reel, no attempt has been made to alter or fix anything.

- The Early Show acoustic set is not the splitter generated two channel mono mix that commonly circulates. On the master reel, from the beginning of the tape into Candyman, the right channel stereo signal is present but fades in and out at very low levels until it finally comes up to full strength at 2:10 into Candyman.

- During the NRPS Early Show the master reel ran out 2:01 minutes into Last Lonely Eagle and the remainder of their set was not recorded.

- The beginning of The Ballad Of Casey Jones is slightly clipped.

- Reel glitch at 2:55-2:57 in Candyman.

- Reel glitch at 3:02-3:06 in Lodi.

- Reel glitch at 01:00-01:04 in China Cat Sunflower.

- A reel change occurred during St. Stephen, however the final reel was missing from the set of masters and the remainder of the show from the cut in St. Stephen @ 2:18.186 to the end of the show is patched using the previously circulating SBD:MR>PCM>DAT>CD as the source.

- Track processing: EAC>Cool Edit 2000>MKW>Trader's Little Helper>SHN: Cool Edit 2000 used for minor re-tracking, glitch removal, normalisation and alternate source patching. MKW used for initial file archiving and Md5 signature checksum creation. Trader's Little Helper used for correct sector boundary alignment and verification and alternate Md5 sg/fp checksum creation and verification. shntool used for track timings, file size info and backup sector boundary

- Audio seed discs: Chuck Reynolds|Track processing/edits/archiving: Seth Kaplan

***A very special thanks to all of the people involved in the production of this exquisite recording***


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2015
Subject: -
I have little use for New Riders most of the time. Short acoustic Dead set.
Reviewer: Cigars66! - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2015
Subject: Track 68 - St Stephen
I apologize for my previous comment. Read the comments on the page and saw the answer:

"- A reel change occurred during St. Stephen, however the final reel was missing from the set of masters and the remainder of the show from the cut in St. Stephen @ 2:18.186 to the end of the show is patched using the previously circulating SBD:MR>PCM>DAT>CD as the source."
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2012
Subject: Uncle Johns Band jam
Is it just me or is there an awesome ujb jam around the 15 through 16-17 minute point in Dark Star. Dont mistake this for a tighten-up jam listen to Bobby he is absolutly playing Uncle Johns and it is very swwweeeet.
Reviewer: Deaderisbetter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2011
Subject: I want to hear this badly!
Hi friends,

I really want to hear this show but i can't figure out how to stream or DL it. It looks epic but I can't afford to buy it. Any help?

Reviewer: Earcrates - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2011
Subject: New Riders of the Purple Sage!
"we're gonna evoke your collective sense of piety"

lol. frikkin decent. i went looking for another purple rider's set i only heard once and stumbled upon this one instead. i had this set on my computer already but hadn't heard it yet. total jam.

archives is a blessing, what a totally excellent site.
Reviewer: okemusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2011
Subject: THE SHOW!
THIS IS THE SHOW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK AND TURNED US ALL ON THROUGH THE TIMES FROM THE 1st TIME YOU HEARD IT!YOU CAN HEAR IT! im listnin to the cold jordan the day before easter like B.marley said "who feels it knows it lord!"thank you for shows like these to B heard through the ages stay golden!ya all
Reviewer: 2 young 2 know - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2010
Subject: niiiiice
I think that I just struck Grateful gold on the archive...

the acoustic stuff is a very nice change of pace for me. It's like discovering a hidden room in your house that you didn't know about before.. i wish i could think of a better analogy but my brain's a little hazy at the moment.

anyway, I can listen to this for hours.

5 stars not just for the novelty of the show, not just for the quality of the recording, but because this is some GREAT STFF coming from our favorite band!
Reviewer: jimmanningjr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2010
Subject: SSSShhhh
A wonderful 7 disc Gd & NRPS Grab the Shorten files You know what to Do!!! Thank you Thank you Thank You...And if its true what they say ( I am waiting for mine in the mail right now)They better leave up the NRPS stuff...What a find !!!Just proves that it really pays to read and LOOK CLOSELY at all of the reviews
Reviewer: Davidb1953 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 27, 2010
Subject: New riders 5/15/1970
This show was the first time i saw the Cryptical/Other one performed. it changed my life. Please keep New Riders segment. As a side note of interest they say that they were pumping laughing gas into the audience from under Jerry's Pedal steel!
Reviewer: kefka0630 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2010
Subject: Hey Rhino...
Why did the chicken cross the road?


I hope they at least include an uncut Ballad of Casey Jones...
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 17, 2010
Subject: WARNING!
This has just been made a Road Trips! Somebody PLEASE don't let them take the New Rider's part of the show off! There has got to be a way to save it!
Reviewer: WDead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2010
Subject: Good Ole Gratefuld Dead
Sitting in the office wishing I could go back in time. Great Show! Thanks for all the great music. Long live the legacy of the Dead.
Reviewer: QueueCumber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2010
Subject: Fun listen but definitely suffers from recording issues - Also, not a top performance overall either
Definitely fun to listen to for historical purposes. I gave it a 4 because of the reasons listed in the title.

I thought it was funny as hell hearing the amplifier sounds. Someone must have been kicking the amps or dropping them for them to make that sound. :D

BTW, this is my birthday as well (except in 1974!)...
Reviewer: Bus70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2009
Subject: time to clear something up here....
for those reviewers below who seem so amazed by the number of songs played, confused about the setlist, etc. - this is not the "late show" as indicated, it's the early show AND late show from this date combined. That's why you see two acoustic sets and two New Riders sets as well as the electric stuff. This is awesome Grateful Dead, for sure, but it was not played all at once....two different shows played on the same date.
Reviewer: citizenflyer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2008
Subject: On the day that I was born......
It just occured to me to search my birthdate and see if the BAND played.... Well yep they did. Of course, coming of age in the 80s, I am partial to sound of the band in that era, but this is really sweet sounding... Will burn this just for posterity, that it sounds great too. Man 61 songs.... they must have played till the break of dawn.
Reviewer: cHE13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2008
Subject: ooklay atlay the ownloadlay ectionsay!`
Fantastica show. You can download the shn's above in the zip package. Get it while it's hot.
Reviewer: Mr Lansom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2008
Subject: Worth millions, but thankfully free.
This is truth, not spewed but offered gently with persistence. It is basic and feel-good, and I'm sure that even the casual listener could appreciate the songs and the message. It takes you away to another simpler time, a fantastic era with women and wine and all merry and no-pain. I do not know for sure whether or not that era has existed, or can exist, but for a few hours or days at a time.

Simplicity is fundamental in all art forms...
Reviewer: chnacatsunflowr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2008
Subject: great
pigpen is epic.
Reviewer: Philly80Dead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2008
Subject: how to download streaming
Folks, this is easy. Un-hide your temporary internet files folder (from My Computer, select C: drive, then go to Tools, Folder Options, select "View" tab, make sure "show hidden files and folders" is selected, and click "apply to all folders"), and then just stream the audio. Each audio file shows up as a separate MP3 file in your (C:\documents and settings\[your user name]\Local settings\temporary internet files folder. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR XP, NOT VISTA. From there you just drag and drop them out to a new folder on your desktop. Then, burn away. As far as this show is concerned, I had an old cassette copy of just a fraction of this show, and it was always one of my favorites. Can't wait to hear the whole thing. ENJOY!
Reviewer: boxorain62 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2008
Subject: thank you deadicated76!!!!!
hey, now...just want to say i am soooooo grateful for leading me to speeding arrow. you have my made my year already. i will use with honor and respect. thank you and happy trails!!
Reviewer: buckdncr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2008
Subject: HO-HO tis the season!!
just what i needed on the coldest day of the year so far...makes my toes curl
Reviewer: BridgeTroll - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2007
Subject: This Might Help Y'all
Try This

start streaming the cut you want. click on the stop button to stop playback right click the cut select download this song. You have to do it one song at A time BUT for this show it is definitely worth it!!!
Reviewer: jeagan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2007
Subject: Fillmore late show
never got to one of these marathons love the riders swa tons of shows after this time 73' on, my brother was at this Fillmore show just before my time i started summer of 71' Galick Park Manhattan College and Felt Forum that Dec. remember my brother saying somethink like they'd start around midnight and play till dawn just kept going and going and going they'd get out of that Theatre at dawn must have been something. I got to the Fillmore 3X but always early shows think i was 16 coming in from Yonkers on the 4 train to woodlawn just an amazing place and time, Jim
Reviewer: Deadicated76 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 14, 2007
Subject: To one and All
To get the full soundboard of this show..... Go to Register, no fees or wierd mailing lists, and you can access the all shows from 70 earlier and up. Use this site wisely, and keep it among people who are still true and want the vibe to stay alive. And remember, be Respectful & kind, Not Rude & Reckless!

Peace and Love
Reviewer: slickwil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2007
Subject: stellar
just an absolutely phenomenal marathon performance.

can anyone tell me the dead lineup for the acoustic sets? see, i hear pigpen at times, bobby, jerry, and one drummer, and sometimes someone on a wood block. is phil playing? who's playing drums?

also, if it turns out phil is indeed playing then i'd have to reduce my rating since i can't hear him at all.

thanks for any info, and thanks archive for a wonderful site.
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 11, 2007
Subject: uncle john's jam
no one has mentioned the sweet uncle john's jam in the last half of the dark star?!?!?!? bob just kind of happens into the changes and off they go....very sweet....

be warned the st stephen is pratically missing....but the rest of this set sounds great and is spot on....
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 11, 2007
Subject: uncle john's jam
no one has mentioned the uncle john's jam in the last half of the dark star? one of the earliest, best instances of the band going out on the UJB changes....bob sounds like he just walks into it....very sweet!
Reviewer: shermski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2007
Subject: pretty sweet
how long was this show?
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2007
Subject: Uncle Billiam
This is as crispy as it gets, freakers...

Set listed under "Description" for this show is incorrect...but I aint greedy:

Sir Billiam's intro is about as fun as anything.

Dont Ease ("Can we play now")
Rider (sleeeeezy slow acoustic)
Rub (Pig IS crazy)
FOTD (nothing else needed...btw, turn out the lights...up the volume)
Limo (class-ictally Weir)
Candyman (con muchas problemas)
Da Cland BLOOOZE! (shake your redneck)
Speedway (angry as ever - but acoustic anger)
Cold cold Jordan (So sweet Jesusness)
then a pheNOMinal set w/
Ballad of CJones

From Deadbase:
05-15-70a Fillmore East, New York, N.Y. (Fri)
Acoustic: Don't Ease, I Know You Rider, The Rub, FOTD, Long Black Limousine, Candyman, Cumberland, New Speedway, Cold Jordan
Electric: Casey Jones, Easy Wind, Attics, St. Stephen> Cryptical> Drums> Other One> Cryptical> Cosmic Charlie E: Minglewood
05-15-70b Fillmore East, New York, N.Y. (Fri)
Acoustic: Ballad Of Casey Jones, Silver Threads, Black Peter, FOTD, Uncle John, Candyman, She's Mine, Katie Mae, I Hear A Voice Callin*
Electric: China Cat> I Know You Rider, Cumberland, Hard To Handle, BIODTL, Morning Dew, Good Lovin, Dire Wolf, Next Time, Dark Star> St. Stephen> NFA> Lovelight E: Cold Jordan*
*with David Nelsonfirst "Ballad Of Casey Jones" - first "I Hear A Voice Callin" - "Cold Jordan" encore is acoustic - also: NRPS

Reviewer: TheFrozenLauger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2007
Subject: quintecential
This is for my dollar the best show to listin to from 1970 this is it. acoustic, electric, pig, the new riders this show is huge and "henrey" is dedicated to you if your a dope smuggler so listen to this show. GREAT SAWMILL (not merl haggerd)
Reviewer: audiohead22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2007
Subject: The Best Ever...very well could be
Both these shows are Epic! Quintessential Dead. Easily compares with the highly regarded Barton Hall show of 77', but I feel this is far better. I wasn't the biggest fan of Ronny Pigpen before I heard this. But he's actually not drunk or to screwed up to play, and you can actually hear his organ and vocals clearly. The Rub was hot and Katie Mae was beautiful. I'm now a new fan of Pigpen (at least for this show). The set list is amazing and the NRPS are spot on and sweet. Just the acoustic sets (from both shows and bands) alone are priceless. The best Other One I've heard, and you can't find a Lovelight that beats this one. This was truly a magical event and I wish I could've been there. I'd still be high from this show 35 years later. Thank you so much for making this available, the rarest of gems for everyone to enjoy. ANYONE having anything to do with making this show available, if you are ever in Los Angeles please look me up, dinner and tokes are on me! The least I can do for such a wonderful treat for my soul.
Thank you again brothers, be well and enjoy!

Reviewer: stealthisname67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2006
Subject: WOW, long set
This has got to be the longest set I've ever seen.

Very well played, and very great recordings. This really is some of the Dead's best playing, and is definitely an A+ show.
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2006
Subject: for the . . . ahhhh . . .

"i don't know what it is . . . just eat it."

that would have been one long strange night if you'd been holding tix for both shows.

coupled with 9-20-70, this is bliss.

like doubledose says, it's an all-day commitment.

for the faithful . . . indeed.
Reviewer: scottwl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2006
Subject: A Great Show--One Question
This show is incredible, most especially do I love the acoustic sets. But I can only play it on my computer? Is there anyone who has this show, or can anyone suggest a way I can listen to this in stereo? I'd be most, most appreciative!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2006
Subject: This is an all day listen there is a ton of great stuff here.
I literally started to listen to this at 9AM and this is handsdown the longest in this site I have heard - filled with great stuff.

*** I dont know what set list this is but this show really does not get going until the f*cking fierce OTHER ONE - Jer basically says game on...

*** Killer dark star listen to the crowd clapping
Reviewer: LOSathGa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 30, 2005
Subject: also
Reviewer: mcglone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2005
Subject: again...
let there be songs to fill the air
Reviewer: VA slim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 26, 2005
Subject: shhhhhhhhhhhh
Reviewer: CardboardCowboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2005
Subject: loud vocals
Wow, great setlist. Aside from the "classics", you get nice renditions of Cold Jordan, a rare Attics, and som other gems. Setlist is 5 stars.

A pretty good NRPS set. I'm no expert, though I do like their music. This seems like a pretty good sample of their 70's repertoire. Love Bobby "Ace" Weir sitting in on Mama Tried, Sawmill, MAMU.

Some audio problems in the early set. Also the vocals seem to be turned up way to loud. Did this get better throughout listenning to the whole show? Or did I just get used to it. Anyway - I would give 3 stars for sound but given the times might "curve" it up to 4.

Bottom Line: Definitely worth the download!
Reviewer: cheyler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2005
Subject: Show 4 : Sound 3.5
This is a well-recorded soundboard with a nice mix and minimal hiss, and no one will have a problem with the sound quality. My 3.5 sound rating is in the context of all the other years too. Within 1970 only, it's closer to a 5. As it says in the notes, the early acoustic set is not the splitter-generated two-channel mono mix, this is exactly what is on the tapes...meaning the right channel is sometimes 'not there'. It fades in and out until coming on strong during 'Candyman', which is fairly late in the set. I'd rather have what is on the tapes than a 'false' mix, but I'll probably hang on to the previously circulated copy of the early acoustic set just in case. This is one monster of a show and it must have been an incredible experience for the audience and the participants alike. David Lemieux has said that this show IS in the vault and will come out 'someday'. The existence of the show in the vault was confirmed by the inclusion of 'Easy Wind' as a bonus track on the recent re-master of 'Workingman's Dead'. I hope that multi-tracks exist and not just the two-tracks, as that should allow for rectification of the mix problem in the early acoustic set. Download this show and give it a listen, it may be THE prime example of what the Dead were trying to accomplish in 1970. There may be hotter versions of certain songs from other shows, but if I had to pick a show from 1970, this is the one.
Reviewer: US Blues - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2005
Subject: Your mother eats peanut...
...brittle soup! So says Pigpen before the boys launch into "Attics" on this sweet upgrade. A classic show, of course, but now you can hear every nuance and texture of the music to the Nth degree. Paradise waits...
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